COVID-19 Safety Policy

The health and safety of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.  These policies have been adopted in accordance with CDC and San Diego County Health guidelines and are subject to change. 


The Museum has updated its COVID-19 safety protocols for all concerts and programs taking place at the Museum of Making Music.  Under current CDC, State, and local guidelines, masks are strongly recommended for all patrons regardless of vaccination status.




  • Based upon updated policies from the State of California:
    • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended for all guests regardless of vaccination status.
  • All visitors and staff are encouraged to keep at least 6 feet of distance to the best of their ability.
  • There are hand sanitizer stations for visitor and staff use throughout our spaces. We also encourage visitors to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • We ask all of our guests to use hand sanitizer stations before using interactive instruments. Please use stylus (available at entrance) for touch screen interactivity.





  • The Museum’s cleaning products are CDC-recommended for COVID-19 disinfection.
  • We will close interactive areas once a day to allow for disinfection.
  • Our staff will monitor and disinfect high-touch spaces throughout the day.
  • Instruments that require special cleaning products will be handled by staff only.


  • Restrooms: We ask visitors to follow the posted capacity limitations.


Even with these measures in place, we want to remind all guests that COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus largely transmitted through respiratory droplets. There is always a chance of contracting COVID-19 or any contagious disease when choosing to visit any public location.

Please stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms. 

  • A temperature over 100.1°F
  • Body aches or chills
  • A persistent cough or sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Flu-like stomach issues such as diarrhea or vomiting

We are more than happy to exchange admission tickets for another day if you or anyone in your party is sick.

Questions? Please call (760) 438-5996.

Admission Rates

Museum & NAMM Members Free 
General Admission $15
Seniors (age 60 and up) $10
Students $10
Active Military
Children (age 3 and under) Free

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Museum Hours

Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day (January 1), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January), Good FridayMemorial Day (last Monday of May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (1st Monday in September), Veterans' Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November), Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day (Dec 24 & 25).


Parking is free at the Museum of Making Music. The parking lot is reserved for museum visitors and is located directly behind the building. The lot also includes two spaces reserved for bus and RV parking.

EV Charging Station

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Museum's parking lot includes two reserved spots for electric vehicle charging. Charging station use is complimentary with paid admission and is available during our regular hours of operation. Guests using the charging stations must remain on the premises while their vehicles are plugged in. Visitors can inquire at the Museum Front Desk for access to the chargers.

Directions to the museum

Driving Directions
  • Take I-5 to Carlsbad
  • Exit east at Palomar Airport Road
  • Turn left at Armada Drive
  • The Museum is at the top of the hill on the right side